Jon Gipe's Cabinet of Curiosities is drawn from his lifelong fascination with dioramas such as those found at the Museum of Natural History, and its predecessor the curiosity cabinets of the 17th century. Wunderkammern.
Jon Gipe created the first specimen for his cabinet, a human heart, by stitching together raw stew meat and tubing. A severed arm, severed ears and torso followed. The collection grew to include skeletal remains, animalia and weapons, as well as social, political, and religious icons, all of which were selected from his extensive photographic archive.
Jon Gipe's subjects are captured inside their bell jars where they become purely inanimate objects, frozen in quiet isolation. Seemingly unrelated in subject matter, they share the same fate.
Jon Gipe's Art.